William Dreyer

William Dreyer

The late William “Bill”  Dreyer was the director and curator for The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. He was recognized as the leading authority on The Art of Dr. Seuss, with research focused on prominent public and private collections including The Dr. Seuss Estate, The Dr. Seuss Archives at the University of California San Diego, The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, as well as important private collections.

As a 20-year art world veteran, William Dreyer had spent the past decade researching the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel. “Though Seuss’s most lasting legacy remains his inimitable impact on children’s literacy, we are just now cracking open the door to his influence throughout the modern art world. Ted Geisel’s artistic legacy continues to cross over generations and genres, while singularly impacting the worlds of art, literature, pop and high culture.  Many of today’s top talents pay tribute to Dr. Seuss as a key influence in their own artistic development.”

A frequent lecturer on the art and life of Dr. Seuss, Dreyer managed and curated Dr. Seuss art exhibitions hosted at galleries and museums around the world. In December of 2011, William Dreyer and Chase Art Companies announced the publication of Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel. This deluxe volume comprises the most comprehensive survey of Dr. Seuss’s nearly seventy-year artistic legacy. Dreyer played a key part in the fine art publishing world by advancing standards in the print market and is a former member of the Art Publishers Association, having served on both the Steering Committee and the Standards Committee.

William Dreyer appears in

  • World Footprints will cross the border into the country of Jordan, uncover Dr. Suess's social and artistic legacies and share one of our "Best Of" features with filmmaker Ken Burns. Although the country of Jordan is surrounded by "noisey neighbors" it is the safest country in the Middle East because of the Swiss-like neutrality it has maintained.  The spirit of hospitality that is ingrained in the Bedouin culture, which accounts for 40% of Jordan's population, transcends throughout the country.  Janine Jervis with Visit Jordan describes Jordan as an open-air museum because of its voluminous history and archaeological treasures but she tells us that Jordan is also cosmopolitan and diverse in its tourism offerings. Theodor (Ted)  Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss, wore many hats beyond a childrens book author and illustrator.  He was also a social commentator and his work tackled many issues like racial inequality and the environment.  [...]

  • This show reflects an appreciation for culture through the arts--writing, fine art and Dr. Seuss's illustrative art. NBC News correspondent and former Middle East Bureau Chief, Martin Fletcher, joins World Footprints to share his new book, Walking Israel.  Fletcher’s book chronicles his adventures and insights as he walked along the coast of Israel meeting people and immersing himself in his surroundings.  We will discuss some of the misperceptions that some have of Israel and why a visit to the historic country is worth considering.  Then, the art of human rights in the African Nation of Eritrea takes center stage as we introduce you to artist and activist Elsa Gebreyesus who is using her art to encourage hope, preserve history and fight political oppression across an ocean. Finally, “Who-ville” comes alive and everyone from Horton to the Cat in the Hat raises awareness of a variety of social issues when curator [...]